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by Osgood
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Misc earthmoving equipment
Topic: The way we were
Replies: 409
Views: 45287
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Re: The way we were

Could it be a New Zealand truck? Many Oz companies were labelled 'Pty' Ltd. I'm not aware of any DJ Brown single axle trailer Multidrive units - their system used a double-drive trailer bogie with steering linkage to the tractor unit which allowed the trailer to self-steer, this kept propshaft U/Js ...
by Osgood
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Update 14/01/2018
Replies: 2761
Views: 189359
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Re: Classic pictures Update 04/01/2018

The top picture - I'm tempted to suggest the tractor unit might be an ex WW2 FWD SU COE. It looks to be a 4x4, fuel tank looks right, cab has extra windows each side of rear centre one (which would be a sensible and easy adaptation). I can't tell from low-res pic if doors are flat bottomed - if so I...
by Osgood
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Update 14/01/2018
Replies: 2761
Views: 189359
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Classic pictures Update 01/01/2018

The crane truck is Russian - a Kraz (Belaz) 256B 6x4 or 6x6
by Osgood
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Update 14/01/2018
Replies: 2761
Views: 189359
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Classic pictures Update 28/12/2017

[Would there be a small idler cog each side of the center wheel just behind the tyre so the chain runs up over then has a good wrap around under the cog then up over the other idler to keep the chain in contact? The top chain could then run over a third higher idler to keep it up out of the way of ...
by Osgood
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Just to make you smile.
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Just to make you smile.

Outside a sleepy north Norfolk village:

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by Osgood
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Update 14/01/2018
Replies: 2761
Views: 189359
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Classic pictures Update 21/12/2017

I'm not so sure about the Austin - wings and roof look right, not convinced about door glass and repeater indicators.... Looks like Morris made a tractor unit version using the same cab - model FFK100 Thanks to the diecast model truck industry, I have discovered the trailer is a Pitt Alligator! Pitt...
by Osgood
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Update 14/01/2018
Replies: 2761
Views: 189359
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Classic pictures Update 21/12/2017

hair bear wrote:3rd pic down, is that a Massey 203 or an early 50? Any idea what's on the front of the lowloader? Do I see a J4 pickup?


I think it might be one of these:

Austin FH.jpg
by Osgood
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Loaders/Backhoes
Topic: does anyone know what this is
Replies: 5
Views: 290
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Re: does anyone know what this is

by Osgood
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Heavy Haulage
Topic: Classic pictures Update 14/01/2018
Replies: 2761
Views: 189359
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Classic pictures Update 05/12/2017

Great Shepton Mallet pics Roger!
Would that be a fibreglass rear cover on the wheel loader (Weatherill?)?

Tony
by Osgood
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Dozers
Topic: Down on the Beach
Replies: 13
Views: 2613
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Down on the Beach

The mechanical variant of David Attenborough's THE BEACHMASTER, seen at Weybourne in November:
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